School board addresses moisture problems in PSJE gym

Published: Friday, November 22, 2013 at 11:24 AM.

Funds for the project will come from money generated by motor vehicle tag renewals and will not be a cost to taxpayers.

According to director of finance Sissy Worley, if the board doesn’t use a large percentage of the tag renewals funds available by the end of the current school year, they will be lost. Available funds from the tax currently total $114,000.

Worley said that projects eligible for the funds must also have been on both a five-year work plan and a project priority list. The funds cannot be used for landscaping or competition-based facilities, leaving football and soccer fields out of the equation. Worley said that the board was good to go on funding and surveying and funding had been approved by the state.

The board will seek competitive bids for the project on replacing the floor to both Blackman’s high-end specifications and for restoring it to its original state. Prior to awarding the bid, the Board can cut overall costs by eliminating certain technological elements from the plan.

Once a big has been accepted, the project is expected to take 6-7 weeks to complete.

“We’re fortunate that we have the ability to address this,” said Norton. “We’re doing the most prudent thing we can do and fixing a real problem and a real situation.”

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